Arys, Turkistan Region, Kazakhstan

🇰🇿 Arys is a town in Turkistan Region of Kazakhstan. Arys is the junction of two important rail lines: Trans-Aral Railway (Orenburg-Arys-Tashkent) and Turkestan-Siberia Railway (Arys-Almaty-Barnaul). The Arys station was built ca. 1904 as a station on the Trans-Aral line; a number of buildings and structures dating to 1902–1905 are preserved in the city. In 1932 Arys was granted the status of a work settlement, and in 1956, that of a city. The economy of Arys is centred on agriculture (grain, cotton, livestock). There are some industries as well, mostly having to do with the city's railroad origin: a railroad tie factory, an electric locomotive repair plant, and another one for the repair of railroad cargo cars.

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Arys has a population of over 62,197 people. Arys also forms part of the wider Turkistan Region which has a population of over 2,685,009 people. Arys is situated 85 km west of Shymkent.

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